NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams. Fiddler announced his decision Wednesday in a story for The Players Tribune. Vernon Fiddler returned to Nashville for the Predators’ Stanley Cup run. John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images The 5-foot-11 center says
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In the future, we might look back at the 2016-17 class of rookies as one of the best the NHL has ever seen. From depleted depth in Washington and Pittsburgh to a lack of defensive improvements elsewhere, these teams, players and coaches now seem further from a Stanley Cup. Who are the top rookie-eligible players
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Over the next couple of months, The Hockey Writers will be releasing a series of bold predictions. Team by team, this series will take shape as we look at some of the more questionable possibilities that could come into fruition during the 2017-18 season. Projected to be the NHL’s youngest team in 2017-18, the Arizona
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The 2017-18 NHL regular season is just 23 days away, meaning fantasy owners everywhere will be preparing to draft their teams within the next few weeks. Although the Los Angeles Kings do not offer any top ten fantasy players, they do have a number of very useful fantasy assets in their lineup. Let’s take a
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After an exceptionally long offseason, there’s less than a month to go until the Chicago Blackhawks’ first game! That’s right, Oct. 5 marks the beginning of the 2017-18 season. Over the last eight years, fans have gotten used to seeing good things from the Hawks. They’ve won three Stanley Cups (2010, 2013, 2015), and made
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The first task of any marketer is to find the starving crowd. This applies to every business, from the local sandwich shop to the billion-dollar sports franchise, because no matter how brilliant a business idea might seem at first glance, if there isn’t a starving crowd waiting in the wings it’s going to fail. Enough
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With training camp around the corner, the Washington Capitals find themselves with questions. Can their young, promising prospects fill the voids on their main roster left by high-scorers like Marcus Johansson and Justin Williams? And more importantly, if they can’t, what’s the next step? For general manager Brian MacLellan, the answer lies in professional tryouts.
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In today’s edition of the Rumor Rundown we take a look at the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers and Buffalo Sabres. Detroit Red Wings Making Moves? Elliotte Friedman was recently on Sportsnet 960 and was talking about how the Detroit Red Wings might be active on the trade market as they begin the rebuild of their franchise. Friedman noted
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With this week’s news that the Arizona Coyotes had signed restricted free agent Anthony Duclair to a one-year contract, the offseason unofficially came to an end for Coyotes’ general manager John Chayka. All of his restricted free agents are now under contract, and his roster appears to be finalized for the start of training camp
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The 2017 Young Stars Classic, hosted by the Vancouver Canucks, kicks off this weekend in Penticton. The tournament pits the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Winnipeg Jets prospects against the Canucks. Each team plays each other once in an exhibition round-robin format. In the past, there have been some notable names, especially in the 2015
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Coming into the offseason, re-signing Connor Brown and Zach Hyman was on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ to do list. Minus the Marleau signing, it wasn’t an eventful offseason in Toronto, but locking up Brown and Hyman was a priority. The two joined the team for their first full NHL season and contributed right away. Now,
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